Chimney Creek Ranch Est. 1876

1858 – 1861 – Butterfield Trail, Smith’s Station, Learn more...

1866 - 1867 - Goodnight Loving Trail

1876 – Chimney Creek Ranch established.

1888 - Ranch purchased by Ella Matthews Conrad.

1900 – Bud Matthews Switch established, Learn more...

1920 – Ella Matthews Conrad sells ranch to G. R. Davis, Robbie L Davis and T. Edgar Johnson married   under the large pecan tree in the backyard.

1921 – Mary Frances Johnson Paup Driscoll is born.

1935 – Baker and Pardue discover oil.

1955 - G. R. Davis dies and leaves ranch to Robbie Davis Johnson.

1957 – Ranch is leased to Charlie B. Waller of Breckenridge.

1958 - 100th Anniversary of Smith's Station, DAR Marker

1973 – Robbie Davis Johnson dies.  Charlie B. Waller dies, ranch is put into Trust at Midland National Bank for the benefit of Mary Frances Driscoll, Robert B. Waller takes grazing lease.

1981 – New ranchhouse is constructed. 

1982 - Ranch is leased for hunting.

1982 - Smith Station Historical Marker Dedicated.

1988 – Trust is moved to Overton Bank & Trust of Fort Worth, annual inspections begin.

1991 – Awarded the Outstanding Conservation Ranch by the NRCS.

1993 -  Bud Mathews Switch Historical Marker Dedicated, Learn more...

2004 – Outstanding Conservation Ranch, Waller Cattle Company

2005 – Outstanding Resident Conservation Rancher – Robert Waller.

2006 - New ranchhouse expanded to the east.

2007 – Mary Frances Driscoll dies, leaves ranch to Henry B. Paup and T. Edgar Paup, Chimney Creek Land Company, LLC established.

2008 - Chan’s Lake constructed

2010 - Riparian buffer established.

2011 – Smith’s Station of the Butterfield Trail reconstructed.